I did not direct my life. I didn't design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That's what life is.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Trends in fashion, design and pop culture are taking on more global influence, and of course, one thing that's always in style is color.
Design must be functional, and functionality must be translated into visual aesthetics without any reliance on gimmicks that have to be explained.
As an architect, you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
I have an all-Japanese design team, and none of them speak English. So it's often funny and surprising how my ideas end up lost in translation.
A part of my kind of design and inspiration ethos is that I carry around a leather notebook and I sketch in it, doodle in it, write notes in it, and I put pictures in it.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Sustainability can't be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.
Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.
Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.